PNC Tinkering for Tots
JUNE 11: Paper and Natural Materials
For June, we continue the Engineering 101 materials themes by taking a fresh look at two previously explored materials: paper and natural materials. We will compare and contrast these two materials and find out how they are often combined.
Discovering Natural Materials - Liberty Craftworks
Explore the buildings in Liberty Craftworks to learn about the natural materials used in each craft building to make their items. Skip the Tin Shop because we’ll explore metals next month.
Crafting with Natural Materials - Inside the Village Pavilion
Natural materials like cotton and linen can be used to make paper as well as wood pulp. See how paper is made, and create something from natural materials yourself.
Inspiring Stories - McGuffey School
Join our storyteller, who will read stories to inspire your Tinkering Tot. Today’s featured stories include Nature’s Day: Discover the world of wonder on your doorstep by Kay Maquire and What Do You Do With A Chance? By Kobi Yamada.
ARTIFACT OF THE DAY
Edison’s Carbonized Cotton Thread Filament Lightbulb
Thomas Edison and his team of workers experimented with many materials to create the first practical lightbulb, including bamboo and cardboard. On October 21, 1879, Edison’s bulb with a filament (the tiny wire that glows inside the bulb) made of carbonized cotton sewing thread burned brightly for over 40 hours and was declared a success! The use of a natural material led to the development of this important scientific discovery that we use in our homes and businesses every day. How cool is that?
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|General Admission (12-61)||Free||$28.00|
|Children (4 & Under)||Free||Free|
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